Minnesota’s Samantha Seliger-Swenson was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and Co-Setter of the Year, while Penn State’s Kendall White was tabbed Defensive Player of the Year. Illinois’ Jordyn Poulter also garnered Co-Settter of the Year nods, while Penn State’s Jonni Parker earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors.
Big Ten Oct. 28, 2018 Purdue picked up an historic win on the road at Penn State, winning in Happy…
All six home sides held court on Friday in the Big Ten, including upset wins by Indiana and Northwestern, who moved past Ohio State and Michigan State respectively. Illinois and Wisconsin each went the distance for wins over Michigan and Nebraska.
Cal Baptist has been one of the best surprises for the 2018 women’s volleyball season.
Penn State ended a seven-match losing streak against Nebraska, winning in five sets at home, while Illinois picked up a key home win over Wisconsin in four. Purdue, Minnesota and Indiana also won on Saturday.
#11 Penn State overcame some adversity and the absence of a starting middle blocker to win at #25 Purdue.
It was famine or feast in the Big Ten on Friday night, with Michigan State and Ohio State surviving against Indiana and Rutgers, while #12 Penn State and #17 Michigan won via sweep.
Kendall Beerman was Indiana’s top scorer last season, which continued this year under a new coaching staff. A knee injury will cost her the rest of 2018, though.
All 14 Big Ten volleyball teams are in action this weekend, with Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota and Nebraska playing at home. Conference teams will participate in three top-25 matchups.
As a multi-sport coach and administrator, Ann Lawver was one of the pioneers of Indiana University women’s athletics. She was the first coach for the Hoosier volleyball program, leading the squad from 1975-83.